Upgrade Ubuntu Distro


If you are looking to upgrade your Ubuntu 9.04 desktop or server distro to Ubuntu 9.10, this can be done with a few steps. To upgrade your Ubuntu desktop distro simply press Alt + F2 together. In the prompt box, type:

update-manager -d

If you have any problems, make sure that you have the update manager installed. To install the update manager, open up your terminal program and type in: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core to upgrade your server distro to the beta edition of Ubuntu 9.10; once again make sure that you have the update manager installed. Once the update manager is installed by typing in sudo apt-get install update-manager-core.

The next thing that you must do is edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades by typing vi /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades. Inside the/etc/update-manager/release-upgrades set prompt to normal.  Finally run sudo do-release-upgrade -d to upgrade your distribution.

Update: You can now upgrade your Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 LTS by running the same commands specified above but instead of sudo do-release-upgrade -d run sudo do-release-upgrade –devel-release.

4 Responses to Upgrade Ubuntu Distro

  • Margery Degarmo says:

    Ok, i i have installed Ubuntu 9.04 dualboot with Windows Vista. But everytime the Update Manager opens and installs a new program another boot option loads in the “which operating system to boot into” screen thing. When i first installed it there werew 3 (normal, repair, and advanced repair) now there are like 9 (normal x4, repair x4, and advanced repair x1) when i upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 it added 2 more!

    is there anything i can do besides removing it and reinstalling it?

  • Marcie Carew says:

    On my netbook I was running Windows 7 Home Premium alongwith Ubuntu 10.04. Today I updated it to 12.04 and it was running as slow as hell, even slower than Windows 7 with 20 tabs open. And I’m not running any Unity desktop, I’m using XFCE desktop environment so it can’t be the problem. 10.04 with unity was much faster. What is the reason and how can I make it faster?

  • Kathleen Frias says:

    I have this old computer, I’m not sure what the specs really are as I can’t start it up. I roughly remember it as being Pentium 4 for with about a total of 256 Mb of RAM. The last it function well, it was running Windows XP. Which version of Ubuntu or Linux can I use?
    I’m not planning to get any RAM. This computer is sort of a play thing for exploration but I would love for it to run to explore other operating systems.

  • Christy says:

    Im looking at netbooks and was wondering if I should go with Windows or Ubuntu???

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